Feel the Time

Feel the Time

The Ehsaas (feel) watch was designed on the principal of the Braille reading system to give sight-impaired users a familiar and easy way to tell the time. Over a glass layer, an advanced electronic active polymer material raises against an overlying plastic substrate. Pixel circuits form and change with the time in the form of Braille so wearers can feel time. Vid after the jump!

0 Designer: Nikhil Kapoor

Cable Entrapment

Cable Entrapment

While most of us have been talking about the advantages of having a charger integrated into the Smartphone case, cool dudes at LAB.C have already gone ahead and made their version. The Cable Case for iPhone 5S integrates an 8-pin USB cable into the back of the case, allowing you to ALWAYS have a charger on-hand. Clever!

0 Designer: Plus X Design and Youngin Koh for LAB.C

In Case Of Emergency – Break Door

In Case Of Emergency – Break Door

The X-gate addresses one of the biggest situations faced in the aftermath of an earthquake: entrapment. Typically, doors are heavy and main doors are dead-bolt heavy for a reason. The X-gate’s design is such that it can be shattered with ease, thus aiding rescue operations. I suppose its ideal for cities that live in the earthquake zone.

0 Designer: Ying-Hsuan Lee

A bike worthy of the name Bison

A bike worthy of the name Bison

With its hybrid design language that allows users to transition between on and off-road modes, the Bison bicycle is the last and only bike you need. The good: robust yet lightweight composite frame, hybrid handlebars, 29″ rims, convenient one-click storage box. The bad: there’s only one example… but maybe not for long (including an electric version to come). Watch it come to life —>

0 Designer: Sam Antiqechian

Serious Kid Fitness

Serious Kid Fitness

Sometimes ya gotta get a little tricky to get kids off the couch and outside to exercise! The Attivo series of playground equipment focuses on exercising the entire body with a variety of fun games that isolate different areas to improve agility and coordination. It includes a climbing station for upper body, skateboard ramp station for balance and building core muscles, an abacus style station for lower body, and finally a small goal with net in the middle for groups to play games on both sides.

0 Designer: John Ditchburn

The Little Amp that Packs a Lot of Punch

The Little Amp that Packs a Lot of Punch

It’s no secret that a little acoustic amplification can go a long way to enhance the bottom speaker on your phone… but few amplifiers do it quite as conveniently as the Audiobendr. Made of stretchy rubber, the design snaps on to your phone in a jiffy to redirect & amplify sound for videos or music. It’s even small enough to use while playing games without it getting in the way of your hands. Waterproof, dirtproof, & scratchproof, you can use & abuse without worry! Hear the difference —>

0 Designer: Marc Van Strydonck

3D Camera Cube

3D Camera Cube

The Moidoi is a camera for kids and is disguised as a play cube. It allows them to explore their world carefree and then reflect on it later. Essentially, the Moidoi has camera lenses placed on to the four sides of the cube and this allows children to capture three-dimensional images. The body of the camera (excluding the lenses and screens) is shock-resistant and made of smooth materials, making it safe for kids to play with.

0 Designer: Jinhwa Oh

The New Hippiemobile

The New Hippiemobile

It’s hard not to compare Eduardo Galvani’s Nimbus concept to the iconic VW bus, but one look and you know it’s been designed to go a lot of places the VW couldn’t. Under that retro styling is a hybrid lithium-ion battery powered engine cranking out 180hp with selectable 4WD, as well as a gas generator and solar cells on the roof to provide supplemental energy and greater range. Panoramic windows, comfy stadium seats, climate control and top-of-the-line entertainment system make it the ultimate adventure van!

0 Designer: Eduardo Galvani

Zip Up Tangles – The Reality Edition

Zip Up Tangles – The Reality Edition

Earbuds design is an epic fail! Why? Because every time you need to use them, you need to untangle them, what a hassle! But then comes along an innovation called Zipbuds®, the kind that sports an unexpected zip to the design – resulting in a creative solution. Their new Zipbuds JUICED 2.0 and Zipbuds PRO Mic are super sexy and functional and offer a permanent cure to the tangled-wires-syndrome. Hit the jump for details and how to get an amazing 20% off on your order.

0 Designer: Zipbuds [ Buy it Here | 20% Off Code Inside ]

Hybrid Light Speaker

Hybrid Light Speaker

Nothing kills the aesthetic of a room quicker than an ugly alarm clock or speaker! If you’re in the market for something that will actually add to your vibe rather take away from it, look no further than Cromatica. It’s a combination light/speaker/clock system that can be controlled via Bluetooth from your smartphone to stream your tunes, set the alarm, or even customize the mood thanks to its LED RGB light system. A near-seamless touch sensor on top lets you control the volume, snooze, dim or turn the unit on/off.

0 Designer: Digital Habits

What the... e-bike?

What the… e-bike?

My brain hurts & it’s because of the JOHAMMER. As a rider myself, I’m confused… excited… & sick at all once. “Love it or hate it. But just think of it.” are the words of the designers, so I guess they’ve achieved the reaction they’re after! Inspired by the idea of bull-riding, the aesthetic is similar to a mechanical bull… or maybe horse blanket depending on how you look at it. Like it or not, the thing is pretty fast for a (very) full fairing commercial electric, charges in 2.5 hours & definitely has people talking.

0 Designer: Leonie & Jean-Marie Lawniczak; Yellow

Wooden Weight Calculator

Wooden Weight Calculator

As a person who has had to battle the bulge for eons, I am scared of standing on this Bamboo + Scale! It looks precarious yet innovative. I mean, no more investing in those pencil cells for power or calibrating the weight springs, but the thought of breaking the bamboo platform will always haunt me!

0 Designers: Lei Shi and Yujie Hong

Tickle-me Socks And Wakeup Call

Tickle-me Socks And Wakeup Call

The ACUWAKE is a pair of socks that buzzes you awake in a gentle fashion. Essentially the socks come fitted with micro vibrators, which massage your feet at the acupressure points resulting into a healthy heart, strong spine and an efficient intestine. There is an Acuwake mobile app that can activate the socks from a million miles away. I’d totally use it to play pranks rather than as a wakeup call!

0 Designer: Aakanksha Rajhans